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In Sierra Leone, Sahr John Yambasu Cleared for Ambassadorship
By M Lappia & A. Samba
Aug 3, 2010, 17:10
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President Ernest Bai Koromas nominee for Sierra Leones Ambassador at large and Plenipotentiary to Russia, Mr. Sahr John Yambasu has been cleared yesterday Monday 2nd August 2010 by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Sierra Leone Police in Freetown of any criminal track record as erroneously insinuated by certain sections of press that he was to be rejected on alleged criminal grounds. Mr. Yambasu until his nomination served as Kono District Council Chairman.


Speaking to the Awareness Times shortly after receiving his clearance from the police, Mr. Yambasu dismissed media reports that his nomination for the post was rejected by Russian authorities for his alleged implication in iconic theft while studying in that country some years back.


This was a calculated ploy to soil my hard earned reputation, Yambasu complained adding, but I am a politician, I am used to these kinds of publications now which are aimed at sullying the names of good people who want to serve.


On his alleged poor performance as District Council Chairman, and his indebtedness to the Kono Hotel in accommodation bills, he challenged detractors to initiate an objective evaluation of his tenure as chairman.  He also asked same detractors to contact the hotels management for clarification and they would be surprised to find out he was a part-owner of the very hotel.


Commenting on the suitability for the new job,  Mr. Yambasu said he would live up to the task as a modest diplomat who would bring honour to the President and people of Sierra Leone.


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